Yuvraj Singh lands himself in controversy for alleged casteist remark on Yuzvendra Chahal

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jun 02, 2020, 02.43 PM(IST)

Yuvraj Singh lands himself in controversy for alleged casteist remark on Yuzvendra Chahal Photograph:( PTI )

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Yuvraj Singh allegedly made a casteist remark on Chahal which has irked the Twitterati with hashtag #YuvrajSinghMaafiMango (Apologize Yuvraj Singh in Hindi) heavily trending on the micro-blogging platform.

Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh once again finds himself in a controversy as a video clip of his Instagram live conversation with Rohit Sharma went viral on social media. Both Rohit and Yuvraj were, in friendly humour, discussing Yuzvendra Chahal’s social media videos and during the conversation, the former India all-rounder allegedly made a casteist remark on Chahal which has irked the Twitterati with hashtag #YuvrajSinghMaafiMango (Apologize Yuvraj Singh in Hindi) heavily trending on the micro-blogging platform.

While talking about Chahal’s obsession with online videos and social media, Yuvraj casually made a casteist slur and the clip has gone viral with the netizens getting offended by the remark and his choice of words. 

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Whereas, some thought what Yuvraj said should be taken lightly as it was said in a friendly banter:

Here are some of the tweets from the trend:

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Earlier, Yuvraj along with veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh was targeted on social media for their support to former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi’s foundation to battle the dreaded COVID-19. However, both the Indian icons cut their ties with Afridi after a video of the former Pakistan captain went viral where he was seen making controversial remarks on Kashmir and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Meanwhile, Yuvraj has been pretty active on social media during the lockdown and has, on a regular basis, posted videos while spreading awareness surrounding COVID-19. He has also helped thousands with his foundation YuWeCan during the crisis. Recently, he has been seen engaging in challenge trends with fellow former and active cricketers.